NPAA NewsBLAST – 7-5-2019

NPAA Members Help With Urban American Outdoors Fishing Derby

On Saturday, June 29th, NPAA Members Greg Karch #138, Karen Karch #121 and Nich Schmal #123 along with Learn 2 Fish With Us and other local fishing group volunteers, attended the Urban American Outdoors Fishing Derby.  The fishing derby was held at Washington Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The morning started out by all organizations that participated in the fishing derby addressing the attendees and public on who they are and what they do.  Then the fishing derby started…

Summer Campers Learn about Fish and Fishing from FAF Executive Director Nick Schmal

Forestville, WI:  Future Angler Foundation (FAF) Executive Director Nick Schmal, NPAA #123, spent June 21st at Discovery World on Milwaukee’s lakefront with FISH, FISH, FISH ® summer campers in Grades 2-3.  This was the first of two week long camps held at Discovery World that introduces the 20 participants on how to help prevent the spread of invasive species using the Clean Drain Dry® message. Schmal showed the campers how to identify popular sport fish, let the students the hold live…

NPAA Supporting Partner News:

Humminbird’s® Best-In-Class Sonar Advances, Now Includes MEGA 360 Imaging™

RACINE, Wis., June 28, 2019 – The first to take sonar into the Megahertz range with the launch of MEGA Imaging, Humminbird® now extends MEGA Imaging™ to its Humminbird 360 Imaging® transducer. Providing sonar clarity more than three-times traditional 455 kHz frequencies, Humminbird’s MEGA 360 Imaging™ is the only sonar option that gives a high-resolution 360-degree view around the boat and is integrated to allow full use of the trolling motor. MEGA Imaging provides clearer, sharper underwater views, making fish more identifiable, and fish holding to structure easy…

St. Croix Introduced New Imperial Salt Fly Rods at ICAST 

Park Falls, WI (June 27, 2019) – Serious salty flyrodders are always working on their mechanics. From practicing double-hauls and driving big streamers into the wind, to rolling over a crab pattern so it consistently lands with the kind of gentle precision that keeps wary permit at ease, veteran casters constantly seek to fine-tune their performance. But good mechanics aren’t always enough to achieve optimal results; great casters need great gear. With…

Flagship Insurance Services, Inc. Announces a Partnership with the NPAA 

 
 Home | Auto | Business | Health | Life | Employee Benefits |  Investments   WINSTED, MN (July 1st, 2019) – Tom Slater from Flagship Insurance Services, Inc.  Is now an official partner of the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA), bringing Flagship’s full range of insurance services to NPAA members!  “We happily support the mission of the NPAA and the entire member-based organization”, said Tom Slater.  From current to future anglers, guides, and fishing educators all over, we look forward to protecting NPAA Members, their families, and their…

Yamaha Marine Working with Clearwater Mills to Prevent Marine Pollution

Mr. Trash Wheel®, created by Clearwater Mills, has become famous in recent years for all but eliminating floating debris in the Baltimore Harbor. Through the Yamaha Rightwaters™ sustainability program, Yamaha Marine and Clearwater Mills will jointly design a device for removing plastics and other floating debris from coastal stormwater systems in coastal Georgia. The Yamaha/Clearwater device will be land-based and electrically-powered, while Mr. Trash Wheel® is moored, buoyant and primarily powered by natural water flow. (Photo credit: Waterfront Partnership of…

Skeeter Introduces All-New SX2550

Largest Bay Boat in Skeeter Line is Ideal Flats or Blue Water Fishing, Extends SX Family KILGORE, Texas- Skeeter, a leader in performance fishing boats, announced today the official introduction of the SX2550 Fish/Family, a new in- or off-shore boat that comes with the high-performance features signature to Skeeter’s top-quality bay boats. At 24 feet, 6 inches, the SX2550 is the largest in the Skeeter SX bay boat family, and is scheduled for distribution to dealers in July of 2019….

Doctor Sonar Releases the Devils Lake East Scan Map Chip

Doctor Sonar has released the Devils Lake East side scan map chip to compliment the Devils Lake West map chip released last fall. The is basically a side scan map of rocks and boulders so you can study it on your Lowrance at home to find the biggest boulders and rock piles. Doc was amazed at all the boulders he found and wishes he knew about them for his Devils Lake tournaments since Devils Lake walleyes like rocks and the…

AQUA-VU: The Original Underwater Camera 

The Original Underwater Camera     The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish. – Jacques Cousteau     Crosslake, MN (June 20, 2019) – For centuries, anglers and adventurers alike have pondered the fascinating realm below the surface-that vast aquatic expanse enveloping almost three-fourths of planet Earth.   In early efforts to observe the depths, famed underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau invented the “aqualung”-the first apparatus that made sub-surface exploration possible-in 1943….

Keeping Anglers in Their Element

Making smarter choices on the water starts with making smarter choices with respect to your fishing electronics. Choose the new Raymarine Element HV sonar/GPS!  Choose your size. Element HV is available in 7-, 9- and 12-inch models.   Choose the highest resolution. Element HV delivers seven distinct sonar channels including three ultra-high frequency 1.2MHz HyperVision channels (SideVision, DownVision and RealVision 3D) for the clearest and most complete views of the underwater…

Yamaha Pros Cliff Pace and Bobby Lane Take First, Second in 2019 MLF Final Regular-Season Event

Yamaha Pro Cliff Pace took home the eighth and final trophy of the regular-season Bass Pro Tour on Green Lake, Wis., June 30. Note: Photo of Yamaha Pro Cliff Pace attached The competitors experienced a midday weather delay due to a strong band of rain, thunder, and lightning that covered the entirety of the nearly 8,000-acre lake. The windy, cloudy conditions played a significant role in Pace’s victory. “After the delay, the wind was still blowing, and when we went…

Yamaha Adds V MAX SHO® 200 X-Shaft and New XTO OS® Propellers to Product Line

KENNESAW, Ga.-(BUSINESS WIRE)- Yamaha Marine announced today the addition of a new V MAX SHO® 200 X-Shaft model and three new, even-pitch XTO OS® propellers for the powerful V8 XTO Offshore®. The new outboard and propellers expand customer options to offer more diverse boating applications in fresh and saltwater. “Boaters and anglers want outboard power solutions that fine-tune performance and create optimal experiences on the water,” said Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit. “With the additions of the…

Cannon® Modernizes Downrigger Technology with Connected Optimum Downrigger

Cannon® Modernizes Downrigger Technology with Connected Optimum Downrigger  The One-Boat Network™ Connects Humminbird® Fish Finders with Cannon Downriggers and Other Trolling Technologies to Make Boat Management and Effective Bait Presentation Easier than Ever RACINE, Wis., July 2, 2019 – Cannon®, long the gold standard in trolling dependability and performance, is bringing modern connected technology to the category with its new Optimum Downrigger, which will debut at the American Sportfishing Association’s International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST). The product brings the One-Boat Network™ to life…

More Mojo for Your Money 

Park Falls, WI (July 3, 2019) – New for 2020, St. Croix has reimagined the Mojo Bass Glass series-and what you’ll find is the addition of IPC mandrel technology and designs to meet the needs of anglers that know and understand the value of a premium moderate action glass rod… and at a Mojo Bass price point.         The Mojo Bass Glass series includes five moderate action…

Lake Sak’s Points Give It Up For Krieger, Ellingson In Sunday’s AIM Lake Sak State Qualifier

Justin Krieger and Rick Ellingson made it a point to fish Lake Sakakawea’s always productive points, and that tactic earned them first place in the AIM Weekend Walleye Series Warrior Boats/Pure Powersports Open on Sunday, June 30 “This is how close this thing was,” said Denny Fox, AIM national tournament director. “They won it by less than a half-pound over a team that’d never fished this world-class walleye lake’s east end before, and who’d never fished an AIM tournament…

NPAA Non-Profit Partner News:

FAF and NPAA Support 20th Annual Free Fishing Day at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland, Wisconsin

Forestville, WI:  The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, WI held their 20th annual Free Kids Fishing Day on June 1st. Of the 392 participants, 193 were registered youth and 199 adults.  Sixty-three volunteers and staff coordinated the 10 Learning stations including Fish I.D., What fish eat, What’s in your tackle box, Water and boat safety, Invasive species, Aquaculture, Learning about lead, Casting practice, Pond fishing and fly fishing. The participants also received a free lunch and tried Gyotaku…

Summer Campers Learn about Fish and Fishing from FAF Executive Director Nick Schmal

Forestville, WI:  Future Angler Foundation (FAF) Executive Director Nick Schmal, NPAA #123, spent June 21st at Discovery World on Milwaukee’s lakefront with FISH, FISH, FISH ® summer campers in Grades 2-3.  This was the first of two week long camps held at Discovery World that introduces the 20 participants on how to help prevent the spread of invasive species using the Clean Drain Dry® message. Schmal showed the campers how to identify popular sport fish, let the students the hold live…

Have You Seen A Cow Cast?  Racine’s Breakfast On The Farm Attendee’s Learned 2 Fish

On Saturday, June 22nd Learn 2 Fish With Us volunteers and NPAA Members Karen Karch #121, Greg Karch #138 and Nick Schmal #123 traveled to Jasperson’s Sod Farm in Union Grove, Wisconsin’s for Racine’s Breakfast On The Farm.  They were forecasting wind and rain but guess what?  It was a great day with the sun showing up.   Learn 2 Fish With Us had a fishing educational booth setup where the families had hands on education for safety while fishing, casting,…

Northeastern Girl Scouts Learn 2 Fish on Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend 

On Saturday, June 1st, Learn 2 Fish With Us and it’s volunteers educated the Northeastern Girl Scouts to fishing during Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend.  The day may have started off raining, but by the start of the event, the rain had stopped.  The fishing clinic started out by Captain Greg Learn 2 Fish With Us Angler Educator and NPAA Member #138,  presenting a shortened version of his Fishing Basics seminar which educated attendee’s on the skills and equipment…

Industry News:

ASA Encouraged by Recent China Trade Tariff ‘Cease Fire’

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his past weekend, President Trump announced his Administration would not be imposing new tariffs on Chinese imports while the United States and China continue to negotiate a more permanent trade agreement. This means that while existing Section 301 tariffs remain in effect, the Administration will not move forward at this time with the new additional tariffs proposed on May 13, 2019, which included fishing equipment. “The recreational fishing industry should be able to breathe easier now that President Trump…

NPAA Member & Partner Articles:

Mercury Dockline: June Newsletter

JUNE 2018 FEATURED STORY The Leinart Family Owns 163 Mercury Engines  “This could be Mercury’s largest private collection in the US.” If you’re ever driving through Connecticut and spot a truck with a license plate that reads “MERC,” that’s Walter and Maureen Leniart. There’s a chance their truck will also be pulling a boat, or perhaps hauling an outboard engine, because their life story is directly connected to spending time together on the water. Read full story » PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT…

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